The city of Havre will hold a dedication ceremony for the revamped Havre dispatch center at City Hall on Friday at 10 a.m.
A plaque will be mounted in the lobby to honor Andrew Wilson, a former Havre officer and assistant police chief who served with the department from 1937 to 1968. Wilson is the father of Darlene Sharp, who, along with her husband, John, have made several significant donations to the dispatch center, Havre Police Chief Mike Barthel said.
The Sharps have committed to equipment donations totaling $150,000, he said. So far, the city has received $129,000 worth of donations in the form of a new radio system, furniture for the dispatch center, the cost of brickwork and other improvements, and the cost of grounding the new system, Barthel said.
"The city of Havre cannot thank the Sharps enough," he said. "Their gracious donation will serve the community for years to come."
Barthel said he had received confirmation that state 911 coordinator Becky Berger will be on hand for the dedication.
The public is invited to the ceremony, which will be held in the emergency operations center in the basement of City Hall. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the city's dispatchers.